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forth. away from that. our hope is the process of the next months and years will unable us to do that. thank you, chairman menendez, for convening our second hearing to consider the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. think you, secretary kerry, for your ongoing leadership. protecting the rights of disabled persons has historically garnered the support of all americans. ratification would solidify the strong u.s. commitment to equal opportunity for disabled persons, protection for disabled americans abroad, wounded veterans. greatear we missed a opportunity. it's my hope that we don't make the same mistake again. mr. secretary, this entire hearing strikes me as revisiting important fundamental issues that need to be asked and answered to reassure those of my constituents who have not heard yes yet. in your view, what is the response to critics who charge the sea rpd that would violate u.s. sovereignty, and the disabilities committee would be empowered under this treaty to dictate how the iron states treat people with disabilities here at home. sovereignty,ct to ther
that they will not go bankrupt -- >> we'll leave today's white house briefing to go live to the floor of the u.s. house. members beginning with one-minute speeches and recess until 5:00 for legislative work. live coverage of the house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., november 12, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable thomas j. rooney to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving and gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. as the members of the people's house regather, we ask that they be endowed by you with wisdom and purpose to address our nation cing still. many wish to find work. we ask the blessing of those in the philippines and those responding to that great tragedy. protect those, especially americans, who work furiously to meet those great needs.
st. paul's episcopal church from alexandria, virginia. the chaplain: let us pray, god of the universe you have created us and given us life. blessed are you god of this earth. you have set our world like a radiant jewel in the 111th and filled it with beauty and hope. blessed are you god of these united states of america for all the lessons of our past, for all that remains for us to do. blessed are you god of truth and justice, guide the men and women of this house of representatives. grant them insight, courage, compassion, and imagination. protect them from corruption and arrogance. and grant that we whom they seek to serve may give them the support that they need. increase our trust in one another, strengthen our quest for justice, and bring us to unity and a common purpose. blessed are you god of the universe and blessed are we your people. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his pproval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempor
that what binalds us together is stronger -- binds us together is stronger than what may pull us apart. that serving you is best accomplished by serving others. dear god, please allow your blessing of health and of peace to nfl our great nation, a-- envelope our great nation, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day 'proceedings and you know -- day's proceedings and announces his approval thereof. the journal stands approved. mr. sessions: mr. speaker, purr -- mr. poe: mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance t
to break away here for our coverage of the u.s. house live but let you know that this briefing by the president will be carried live on c-span.org. we'll also show it to you later in our schedule. the president's in cleveland this afternoon speaking on the economy. he's visiting a steel mill. we'll have that live at 3:40 eastern on c-span3. house taking up work on the water resources bill. they'll take up a bill -- they're live. r prayer today wild ur guest chaplain from midway baptist church in north carolina. the chaplain: almighty god, giver of eternal life, we thank you for this great republic. a nation conceived in religious liberty and the free exercise thereof. today as generations before us hand of our divine providence to guide the affairs of our nation and those who serve. guide our representatives, we pray, on a path consistent with the original intent of our constitution. grant them the strength of character to defend life, liberty and freedom. for future generations. lead them in the path of righteousness, which will exalt this nation. as public servants, keep them
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